APPLICATION OF GIS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ANALYSIS IN A TRAFFIC RELIEF STUDY

This paper describes an application of a Geographic Information System (GIS) in a traffic relief study. Traffic congestion has severely affected the environmental quality and quality of life for residents within the study area. A team consisting of planning and environmental specialists, historians, landscape architects, traffic engineers, and GIS professionals was put together to deal with the problem. The GIS professionals have played a crucial role in maintaining constant and active interactions among project members, federal and state agencies, and the public. GIS has been used to develop natural and cultural resource inventory, to identify contamination sources, to assess environmental constraints, and to evaluate proposed highway alignment alternatives. GIS allows professionals to analyze data, apply models, and enhance their decision making, and the high quality map products created with GIS enhance the quality of public presentations and reports.

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    Elsevier Science

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  United States  10523
  • Authors:
    • Wang, X
    • Stauffer, B
  • Publication Date: 1995

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00791383
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 2000 12:00AM